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NHL Barometer: An Unlikely Champ?

RotoWire's Jan Levine lays out his playoff scenarios in advance of his playoffs player rankings. Will Gabriel Landeskog be hoisting the Conn Smythe at the end of the Cup Finals?

NHL Barometer: Swan Song

The Barometer wraps up this week but not before highlighting the likes of Anze Kopitar, who has had an outstanding season for the Kings.

NHL Barometer: Avalanche of Points

Matt Duchene set a career high this year with 70 points, as he has 14 points in his last 16 games.

NHL Barometer: Stamkos is Back

A healthy Steven Stamkos will make the Lightning a very tough out in the playoffs.

NHL Barometer: Career Year for Duchene

The Avs' MVP, Matt Duchene is playing out of his mind and could be on his way to 80 points if he stays hot.

NHL Barometer: Trade Deadline Fallout

Steven Stamkos was activated off injured reserve Thursday, but he returns to a Lightning lineup that looks radically after the trade deadline.

NHL Barometer: The Big Pavelski

Joe Pavelski started the post-Olympic portion of the schedule in fine fashion Thursday with a hat trick.

NHL Barometer: Backes Carries Blues

David Backes may not get the publicity of other centers, but with 174 hits and 38 blocked shots, he plays a complete game.

NHL Barometer: Phil's on Fire

Phil Kessel remains absolutely on fire and entrenched in the NHL's top 10 scorers with 57 points in 56 games this season.

NHL Barometer: The Bob is on a Roll

Sergei Bobrovsky been dynamite since returning from injured reserve earlier this month.

NHL Barometer: Mighty Mite Power

Martin St. Louis has been on fire since getting snubbed by Team Canada for the Winter Olympics.

NHL Barometer: Weber's on the Prowl

Shea Weber is heating up after a stone-cold start to the year for the Predators.

NHL Barometer: Super Trouba

After returning from a neck injury in late November, Jacob Trouba posted nine points in 14 games in December.

NHL Barometer: Super Joe to the Rescue

Super Joe Thornton isn't the goal-scorer he once was, but he still is a master facilitator for the Sharks.

NHL Barometer: Franzen is Motorin'

Detroit's Johan Franzen has been on an absolute tear over the last month, scoring at least a point in 11 of his last 14 games.

NHL Barometer: Take That, Mayor

David Desharnais' recent run has quieted Montreal mayor Denis Coderre, who suggested a one-way ticket to the AHL for Desharnais back.

NHL Barometer: Lightning It Up

For all the consternation and concern as to how Martin St. Louis would play with Steven Stamkos out, so far, we can put that issue to bed.

NHL Barometer: Flyin' in Philly

Brayden Schenn has been on a tear as the Flyers try to dig themselves out of an early season hole.

NHL Barometer: Captain Coyote

Shane Doan has picked up his game after a slow start, scoring 10 points his last 11 games for the Coyotes.

NHL Barometer: Leaf Not Falling

While there have been lapses in effort, Nazem Kadri is starting to prove that last year's hot start wasn't a fluke.

NHL Barometer: Top of the Rock

Lost in the Devils' nightmare start has been the return to form by defenseman Marek Zidlicky, who is the top D-man at the Rock.

NHL Barometer: Marleau Turns Back the Clock

Patrick Marleau is on fire to the start the season for Sharks, extending his point streak to seven games.

NHL Barometer: Gagner's on the Comeback Trail

Sam Gagner continues to make steady progress in his return from a broken jaw for the Oilers.

NHL Barometer: Ready for Takeoff

Jacob Trouba made his NHL debut Tuesday with the Winnipeg Jets and showed legitimate offensive upside.

NHL Barometer: NHL Playoff Ranks

Jan Levine predicts that Marc-Andre Fleury and the Penguins will be hoisting the Stanley Cup.

NHL Barometer: Finishing Strong

Zach Bogosian hasn't had a great year for the Jets, but he looks to be closing the season with a flourish.

NHL Barometer: Mr. Streaky Heats Up

Phil Kessel is on another hot streak; just in time too for the playoff-bound Maple Leafs.

NHL Barometer: Stop the Presses

Mike Green is back; after looking washed up, Green has flipped the switch since returning from injury.

NHL Barometer: Mr. Consistency

Martin St. Louis has been one of the league's most consistent point producers this season for Tampa Bay.

NHL Barometer: Good Times Again

The misery of last season is long gone for Matt Duchene, who already has topped the 30-point mark.

NHL Barometer: Crowning Achievement

Jake Muzzin has taken advantage of the absence of several L.A. defensemen to seamlessly fit into the blueline for the defending Stanley Cup champions.

NHL Barometer: Ovi Still the Great

Rumors of Alexander Ovechkin's fantasy demise may have been greatly exaggerated, at least if his recent performance is to be believed.

NHL Barometer: Perry's Firework Lighting it Up

Corey Perry no longer is being confused for Katy, as he's turned his game around in Anaheim.

NHL Barometer: A Kid Again in Pittsburgh

Sidney Crosby is finally healthy and producing for the Penguins after two seasons of setbacks.

NHL Barometer: Star Shines Once More

Brenden Morrow has turned back in the clock in Dallas after ascending to the Stars' top line recently.

NHL Barometer: Mighty Mite Power

Among the NHL leaders in points, Martin St. Louis continues to defy old age and build his Hall of Fame credentials.

NHL Barometer: Tavares on his Way to Elite Status

The Islanders are off to a somewhat surprisingly strong start, and it's John Tavares leading the way.

NHL Barometer: On his Way Up Again

His game may have changed, but so have Vincent Lecavalier's fantasy prospects -- he's on his way up again.

NHL Barometer: New Canuck to Stop the Puck

Cory Schneider is set to take over between the pipes for the Canucks, ousting veteran netminder Roberto Luongo.

NHL Barometer: Overall Playoff Rankings

RotoWire's Jan Levine picks Pekka Rinne and the Preds to win the Cup.

NHL Barometer: Team Teemu HoF

If this is the final season for Teemu Selanne, he should go right into the Hall of Fame.

NHL Barometer: Penguin Party

James Neal is loving life in Pittsburgh and has an outside shot at bagging 40 goals this season.

NHL Barometer: A Refreshing Moulson

Matt Moulson proved last year he was no fluke, and he's back at it again this year with 30 goals for the third straight season.

NHL Barometer: Few have been Sharper

Patrick Sharp is overshadowed by teammates, but he is having a strong season.

NHL Barometer: No More Staal-ing

Eric Staal has more than rebounded from his abysmal start and is giving Carolina the production fantasy owners expected.

NHL Barometer: Capital Contradiction

Alexander Semin has been criticized at times for his seemingly indifferent play, but he's piling up the points.

NHL Barometer: Devil of a Time

Martin Broduer's hot stretch has been lost in the shuffle of the fine play in New Jersey.

NHL Barometer: Edmonton's Magic Man

Sam Gagner has been on a magical run lately for the Oilers.

NHL Barometer: Still Bringing It

Vincent Lecavalier might not be the feared scorer he once was, but he's regained fantasy relevance for sure.

NHL Barometer: Devil of a Time

Long-time Devil Patrik Elias is on a point-per-game pace for New Jersey this season.

NHL Barometer: Okposo's Island

Kyle Okposo has produced more regularly the last three weeks, and as long as he stays hot, he should continue to see ice time on the Island.

NHL Barometer: Keeping Father Time Away

Daniel Alfredsson has 31 points in 35 games this season, but that's not the full story for the 39 year old.

NHL Barometer: Back on the Beam

Jordan Staal appears to be fully healthy for the Penguins.

NHL Barometer: The Geno Who Saved Pittsburgh

Evgeni Malkin has stepped up for Pittsburgh in Sidney Crosby's absence.

NHL Barometer: Luongo's Wakeup Call

Roberto Luongo looked to be sleep walking through the early part of the season. Safe to say, he heard the alarm bells.

NHL Barometer: Red Wing Rising

Henrik Zetterberg has turned his season around with his recent hot streak.

NHL Barometer: Heating Up in Anaheim

After a slow start, Corey Perry is playing like the Hart Trophy winner he was last season.

NHL Barometer: Rising and Falling

Shea Weber is making a case that he is the NHL's best overall defenseman.

NHL Barometer: Injury Caps Green's Status

The word out of Washington keeps getting worse for Mike Green.

NHL Barometer: Crosby Comeback Close

Sidney Crosby's return to the Penguins could come as early as next week.

NHL Barometer: Cracks in the Armor

Is the end near for Martin Brodeur?

NHL Barometer: Risers, Fallers

Evgeni Malkin is back in action for the Penguins, making his season debut Tuesday.

NHL Barometer: Staal's Fortuitous Situation

Pittsburgh injuries have opened opportunities for Jordan Staal, and he is taking advantage.

NHL Barometer: Power Up in Pittsburgh

Chris Kunitz's fantasy value is rising, as he's set to play on the Pens' No. 1 power-play unit.

NHL Barometer: Postseason Player Rankings

Is this the year Roberto Luongo and the Canucks get over the hump?

NHL Barometer: Lightning Strikes Twice in This Week's 'Risers'

NHL Barometer: Pavelski Picks up the Pace

NHL Barometer: The Stars' Star Goalie

NHL Barometer: Trade Regrets Already

Chris Stewart has flourished since getting dealt from Colorado to St. Louis.

NHL Barometer: Wideman/Boyes Get Boost From Trades

NHL Barometer: St. Louis Stays Hot

NHL Barometer: Tavares Showing Why He Went First

NHL Barometer: Kovalchuk Gets Back on Track

NHL Barometer: No More Malkin

Evgeni Malkin is out for the season with multiple knee injuries.

NHL Barometer: A Pair of Rising Stars

Milan Hejduk is among this week's risers.

NHL Barometer: Risers and Fallers

Daniel Briere has carried last year's playoff performance into this season.

NHL Barometer: Doan Getting it Done in the Desert

NHL Barometer: A New Goaltender in Tampa

NHL Barometer: Big Injuries in Detroit and Buffalo

The Red Wings and Sabres lost key players in the season of giving with Pavel Datsyuk and Derek Roy going on the shelf.

NHL Barometer: Clowe-sing the Year Strong

San Jose's Ryan Clowe has found December to his liking, putting up 11 points through the month's first nine games. Find out who else has been hot enough to make the list this week.

NHL Barometer: Edmonton's Fine Rookie Class

NHL Barometer: A Peek at a Point-Producing Penguin

Pittsburgh's Kris Letang is second among all defensemen in points scored, earning him a mention in this week's column. See who else makes the list.

NHL Barometer: Opportunity is Key

NHL Barometer: Happy Times For Vanek

Buffalo's Thomas Vanek has picked up the scoring pace of late, and it is not the only reason he is having a very good week. Find out who else gets a mention.

NHL Barometer: Young Blue Jacket on the Rise

NHL Barometer: Keith Back on Track

After a slow start to the season, Duncan Keith has been able to turn things around. Find out who else moves the ticker this week.

NHL Barometer: Jumping Flames

Rene Bourque (pictured) and Brendan Morrison have the Flames in first place in the Northwest Division.

NHL Barometer: Penguin's Pending Return

Jordan Staal has resumed practicing and could return to the ice soon. Find out who else makes the list this week.

NHL Barometer: Upgrade This Islander

Rick DiPietro's apparent good health gives his fantasy value a boost. Find out who else gets a bump, or a drop, this week.

NHL Barometer: Talented Youngsters Set to Make an Impact

NHL Barometer: Lucky Devil

Travis Zajac finds himself in a prime position between two 80-point scorers on New Jersey's top line. Find out who else is up and down in the opening edition of the Barometer.

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